Responsibility for Risks
Theory + Practice


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Risk and Responsibility workshop

(Click here to download the full workshop program as a PDF)


Date: 18 & 19 February 2021


Time: 10:00 - 13:00 CET


Location: Online via Zoom


Registration: Please send an e-mail with your first and last name and affiliation (if any) to


We will then send you a Zoom invite link. The registration deadline is 17 February 2021 at 19:00 CET.


Organizer: Responsibility for Risks: Theory and Practice, an Austrian Science Fund-financed research project (project number P 31527) at the University of Graz — Institute of Philosophy



Workshop Description:

This workshop brings together philosophers thinking about the interplay between risk and moral responsibility. The respective topics of risk and moral responsibility have distinct histories. There is, however, overlap between the topics. Some contemporary discussions of risk include at least minimal accounts of moral responsibility. Conversely, some contemporary accounts of moral responsibility address and attend to risks. Over the course of two days, presenters will address the connections between risk and moral responsibility from different philosophical perspectives (e.g., ethics, political philosophy, applied ethics) and different aspects of the relationship between risk and responsibility (e.g., control, COVID-19 pandemic, precarious employment).




  • Ibo van de Poel (TU Delft)


  • Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist (Uppsala University)


  • Madeleine Hayenhjelm (Umeå University)


  • Sven Ove Hansson (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)


  • Maria Paola Ferretti (Goethe University Frankfurt)